J. Drewitz, MD FACG
Dr. David Drewitz was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated
from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1990, then moved to Phoenix to
train in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital. After a Chief
Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital, he went on to further specialize
in Gastroenterology at the combined Phoenix VA—University of Arizona
fellowship program. In addition to the standard two year fellowship training,
he spent an additional year dedicated to therapeutic biliary endoscopy.
Upon graduation, Dr. Drewitz joined Dr. Kenny and Dr. L. Shapiro to begin
a successful private practice in Gastroenterology. Dr. Drewitz’s career
trajectory was steep as he juggled a growing GI practice with teaching residents
and medical students, clinical research and responsibilities as Chairman
of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital from 1999 - 2003. He
is highly respected by his peers and patients and has been voted “Top
Doctor” in Phoenix Magazine several times.
R. Mills, MD MPH FACG
Dr. Michael Mills is the only native Arizonian of the group. He
is a graduate of Brophy High School and the University of Arizona. He went
to Medical School at Tulane University where he earned his Doctor of Medicine
as well as Masters in Public Health. He trained in Internal Medicine at
the University of Colorado Health Sciences, followed by Gastroenterology
fellowship (with Dr. Drewitz) at the combined Phoenix VA-University of Arizona
program. Upon completion of his two year GI fellowship Dr. Mills moved back
to Colorado to take a faculty position at the University of Colorado. After
three years in Colorado, where he was on faculty at the University of Colorado
as well as in private practice Dr. Mills moved his family back to Phoenix
to practice with Drs. Kenny and Drewitz. By active participation in local
as well as national professional societies, Dr. Mills has become highly
respected by his peers and is recognized as a ‘thought leader’
in the medical community. He successfully juggles a thriving private practice
with teaching, clinical research and Medical Directorship of Phoenix Endoscopy.
He is highly respected by his peers and has been listed in Phoenix Magazine's
"Top Doctor" issue several times.
I. Kenny, MD
The senior member of the practice is Dr. Fred Kenny who hails originally
from Fairfax, Oklahoma. He attended medical school at the University of
Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine
was completed at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. For the next 9 years,
Dr. Kenny enjoyed a successful private practice of Internal Medicine in
Canyon City Colorado before deciding to become a Gastroenterologist. Gastroenterology
Fellowship training was completed at The Chicago Medical School. Following
several years as an Internist in private practice, Dr. Kenny went on to
complete GI fellowship training at the University of Chicago. Upon graduation
from fellowship he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and joined Physicians Professional
Corporation, one of the oldest Gastroenterology practices in the downtown
area. Dr. Kenny is perennially voted “Top Doctor” in Phoenix
Magazine and highly revered by both his patients and physician colleagues.
D. Noland, MD
Dr. Bruce Noland was born and raised in the small farming community
of Jefferson, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of
Medicine then moved to Phoenix to train in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan
Hospital and Medical Center in 1988. He received specialty training in Gastroenterology
at Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University
of Arizona. Following fellowship he practiced gastroenterology for the Mountain
Park Health Center for 2 years. In 1996 he joined Southwest Gastrointestinal
and Liver Disease Consultants in central Phoenix. In January, 2004, Dr.
Noland joined the Digestive Health Center of Arizona. Over the years Dr.
Noland has earned the respect and admiration of his patients and peers.
In 2000 he was voted “Top Doctor” in Phoenix Magazines annual
survey of the best doctors in the Valley.
F. Tharalson, MD
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gene Tharalson attended Seattle
University, a Jesuit school in the center of the city. A major in chemistry
gave him the opportunity to work as an atmospheric chemist for the year
following graduation. In spite of challenging work that took him all the
way to Antarctica, he very quickly realized that this would not be the career
path for him. Nine months later, he enrolled at the Medical College of Wisconsin
(Go Packers!). His first interest in gastroenterology developed during an
elective rotation as a medical student, and continued throughout his residency
at the University of Arizona in Tucson. After serving there as a chief resident,
he entered gastroenterolgy fellowship at the Phoenix VA/Good Samaritan program.
There his interests included endoscopic ultrasonography, Barrett’s
esophagus, and the natural history of cirrhosis. In addition to developing
his skills in gastroenterology, he became known during his fellowship as
a dynamic speaker. Perhaps his best-known lecture is an in-depth review
of intestinal gas. His career goals include general gastroenterolgy practice
with an emphasis on endoscopic ultrasound. He now resides in Scottsdale
with Erin, his wife of three years.
Dr. Adam Randolph was born and raised in Mt. Carmel, IL. He did his
undergraduate training at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
His medical school training was at Rush Medical College in Chicago,
IL. After this, he moved out to Phoenix, where he completed an internship,
residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Banner Good
Samaritan/VA Medical Center program. His special interests include hepatobiliary
disease and quality control measures in endoscopy. Dr. Randolph lives
in Peoria with his wife and two children.